Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré (PhD, LLM) is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University (UK), a Senior Research Associate to the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI), School of Advanced Study, University of London, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of ASGI (Italian Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration) with which she has collaborated to a number of cases litigated by ASGI lawyers. Over the last years, she has been a Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and at the Centre of Migration Law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. She has been a Guest Lecturer in a number of universities, including University of Oxford, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Queen Mary, University of London, Lund University, and Naples University “L’Orientale”.  From October 2010 to September 2013, she has been affiliated as a Guest Researcher to the Faculty of Law, Lund University.

Dr Giuffré has been consulted as a legal analyst by a number of law firms and European Union bodies to write expert reports on extradition and the law and practice of Search and Rescue (SAR) at sea. She is part of an international research project on  Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants; and a project on administrative detention of Palestinians in Israel. Dr Giuffré has served as an Intern at the Italian Consulate in London, and has both volunteered and worked as a consultant for human rights NGOs. Writing a monograph on the “Readmission of Asylum Seekers under International Law” (Hart Publishing, forthcoming), her research interests are in International and European Law, Refugee Law and Policy, Human Rights and Migration Law. She is currently focusing on externalization of migration controls and State responsibility.

Publications/recent projects

  • Giuffré M,“The Readmission of Asylum Seekers under International Law” (Hart Publishing), Oxford (Forthcoming)
  • Gauci, J.P., Giuffré M. & Tsourdi, L., (eds.) (2015), ‘Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges’, Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Giuffré M, “Access to Asylum at Sea? Non-refoulement and a Comprehensive Approach to Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations”  in Moreno Lax, V. and Papastavridis, E. (eds) ‘Boat Refugees and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights’. (Forthcoming)
  • Giuffré M, ‘Deportation with Assurances: Human Rights and the Case of People Suspected or Convicted of Serious Crimes, Journal of International Criminal Justice 1, 2017